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    Well I've gone through 3 chemo treatments and 3 to go. I've had typical symptoms with each consisting of slight nausea and body aches that last for about 4 days. Then I feel pretty normal for 2 weeks before the next round. I just had a picc line put in a week ago and already having issues drawing blood on Tuesday and then last night I couldn't get that line to flush. Waiting to hear from dr this morning on my next step in this process.

    I'm trying to find out more from others that have been diagnosed with the same thing as I have been. I'm not sure the % of it recurring or how after everything has been done after my debulking surgery probably mid dec, how do they monitor you in the future to watch to catch it if it comes back?

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    Well it's been 10 days since my first chemo treatment on 7/26. I had what I think are typical reactions from what I read about other peoples experiences. Saturday the lack of energy, drained feeling started to kick in along with really bad body aches. I didn't have much of an appetite but I did still drink my protein/green shakes for nutrition and drinking around 3 liters of water a day. Sunday was the worst as I had expected. Monday-Tuesday I gradually started to feel better. I'd say maybe Wednesday but for sure since Thursday 8/2 I was feeling pretty normal again with a normal appetite. I'm not sure if I'm lucky or it's the shake concoction I've been drinking since about 3 weeks prior to starting chemo. I've had really good energy the past few days and even stayed up with girlfriends chatting until 4:00 this morning. I know that I need to be sure not to push it and listen to my body and to rest. I did have a few days where I had a hard time sleeping so I bought Tylenol PM for the first time. I wasn't sure how it would affect me so I only took 1 one night and I think it helped. My numbers were still good for my first blood test after chemo. Only 1 was extremley low Absolute Monocytes at a count of 42. I tend to run anemic and my Hemoglobin prior to chemo was 11.9 just barely in range. Just after the first test on 7/16 I started drinking my shakes and my first blood test this past week came back as 13.2 which I thought was great news for me. It will be interesting along this journey to document all that I did and how things affected me. I know we are all different but maybe in the end of this journey I can help someone else.

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      SpunkyS

      Hope you are doing well. By now you will have had a few more chemo treatments. Praying your counts and spirits stay up and your hair loss is not too inconvenient. Good for you on keeping up your fluid intake. I did not do so well with that. Thank heavens for cranberry juice and club soda spritzers and berry and no bannana smoothies. Since CT contrast with banana flavoring, it is my least favorite taste.
      Keeping you in prayer.

      about 8 years ago